Bashkardi language

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Bashagerdi, Bashaka
Native toIran
Native speakers
7,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bsg

Bashkardi or Bashagerdi is a Southwestern Iranian language[3][4] spoken in the southeast of Iran in the provinces of Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, and Hormozgan. The language is closely related to Larestani and Kumzari. It forms a transitional dialect group to northwestern Iranian Balochi, due to intense areal contact. South Bashkardi is more divergent from its southwestern Iranian neighbours than North Bashkardi is.[5]


  1. ^ Bashkardi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bashkardi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ see M. Mayrhofer, in Compendium Linguarum Iranicarum, ed. R. Schmitt, Wiesbaden, 1988, forthcoming, and G. Windfuhr, ibid
  4. ^ Schmitt, Rüdiger, ed. (1989). Compendium Linguarum Iranicarum (in German). Wiesbaden: Reichert. ISBN 3-88226-413-6.
  5. ^ Skjærvø, Prods Oktor (1988). "Baškardi". In Yarshater, Ehsan (ed.). Encyclopædia Iranica. London and New York: Routledge. Retrieved December 30, 2018. From what has been published it would seem that North Baškardi is more closely related to its western relatives than to South Baškardi.

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